How to Get Piano Maestro For Free (For You AND Your Students!)

(IMPORTANT UPDATE!!! This offer has been taken off the MusicNotes Rewards Program and is no longer available…)

This article will teach you exactly how to get a FREE membership to Piano Maestro by JoyTunes.  I’m not talking about the limited free version, but getting access to the paid version for free (a $60 value.)  It really is entirely free and, don’t worry, it’s entirely legal. 🙂

While this article will teach you everything you need to know, if you’d like to get step-by-step instructions in a separate pdf that you can have for future reference, click the link below.  Also, if you’d like to share the news with your students and their parents (so they can get a free membership) you can send them the instructions also:


I’ve already done this myself AND told my entire studio about it.  Don’t miss out!






The offer I’ve found is a free 6-month membership you can get by redeeming points from the MusicNotes Rewards program (also free).  It works for both the My Studio account for teachers and the Premium account for parents and students.  (That’s why you should get this pdf to share with them.)  And as long as the offer stands, you can reapply for it every six months.  (As far as I know, it doesn’t apply to the Studio + Home account for teachers.)

In order to get the free 6-month membership, you must earn, then redeem, 500 points from your MusicNotes Rewards account.  500 points sounds like a lot, but you get 100 points for signing up alone!  In fact, getting the necessary points is extremely simple, especially if you don’t have an account currently with MusicNotes Rewards.

The entire instructions for those without an account fit on one page in the accompanying pdf.  I’ve also included instructions for those who already have an account.  For a $60 value, it will take you less than 15 minutes to get access.




Honestly, I have no idea…  If I had to guess, I’d say that this promotion was established in the early days of JoyTunes (the makers of PianoMaestro).  They connected with the more established in hopes of getting extra exposure and the deal has just stayed up ever since.

Because I first saw this promotion about a year ago (when Piano Maestro was already free), it must have been up since before Piano Maestro became free back in August of 2014.  (Because why offer something for free that’s already free?)

That’s just my guess…




First things first, get an account with the MusicNotes Rewards program.  If you already have an account, sign in to your account. Next you just need to get 500 points…




If you don’t have an account currently with MusicNotes Rewards, this part is extremely easy.  Simply by signing up for a new account you get 100 points.  Then, when you fill out your preferences for the first time you get a whopping 1000 points!  That’s a whole-year of PianoMaestro for free!  (As long as the offer is still there in six months.)

If you already have an account, it’s a little more complicated, but still easier than you might think:  First, check to see if you already have the points.  If you’ve spent more than $50 at then you will have more than enough points.  (I use MusicNotes all the time, so I had way more points than I needed.)

If you don’t have enough points and you’ve never filled out your preferences, you can still do that to get the 1000 points and you’re set.  Skip to the next step…

However, if you’ve already done this, you can still get 100 points each month you update your preferences.  Signing up for the MusicNotes E-news Newsletter will give you an additional 300 points.  And you can also earn points by making purchases, reviewing those purchases, connecting social media accounts, and inviting others to join the Rewards program.




Next, you redeem your points for the free 6-month membership.  (*At this stage, make sure you enter in the email that is connected with your JoyTunes account.)  After doing so you’ll receive an email from JoyTunes, download the PianoMaestro app if necessary, and once you create an account or login to an existing account, you will receive the following notice:


Wahoo!!! 🙂

In case you missed it above 🙂 …

(IMPORTANT UPDATE!!! This offer has been taken off the MusicNotes Rewards Program and is no longer available…)




Please consider sharing this article with others who may be interested.  Of course, if you’d like a convenient pdf with step-by-step instructions that you can email to your students and their parents (or just use yourself), you can get that by clicking below:



  1. The pop up never appeared. I have redeemed the points, but it never shown . How can I fix that?

    • Hi Sanja, did you enter your email on the JoyTunes website? There is a link when you redeem that takes you to the JoyTunes website and there you need to enter in your email. I almost missed this step myself, which is why I created the step-by-step instructions…

      Let me know, I’d be happy to help you make sure this works for you too!

    • Others have reported that they just needed to log out and log back in. Give that a try!

  2. I’m a big fan of Piano Maestro, and while I’m glad it was free for years I’m happy to pay.

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